Tomás Rivas

www.tomasrivas.com
Tomás Rivas (b. 1975, Santiago de Chile) earned a BFA and a post-baccalaureate degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. As an undergraduate, he received a Università degli Studi di Genova Scholarship to pursue Italian studies; while in Italy, he worked in Milan as a printmaking apprentice. He later attended the University of Notre Dame where he completed his MFA in sculpture. In 2012 Rivas had a Visiting Assistant Professor appointment at the University of Notre Dame. Currently he teaches at Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago. 
 
Since 2007 he had eleven solo exhibitions in Santiago and Valparaiso in Chile; New York City, Washington D.C. and San Diego CA in the United States. His work has appeared in numerous group exhibits, including most recently; Tectonic Shift: Arte Contemporáneo de Chile, Saatchi Gallery y Philips de Pury, Londres (2010); Contaminaciones Contemporáneas, MAC USP, Sao Paulo (2010); Chili, l’envers du décor , Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (2010) - Slash, Paper Under the Knife, Museum of Art and Deisgn exhibition (2009) - Material Ligero, VCA (Victorian College of the Arts) Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, Australia  (2009) - Flujo, Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile (2009)